I cannot stand when there is a certain number of pages I must type. It drives me nuts. It dilutes the essay, and it's a totally subjective number. Besides, brevity is the soul of wit. Anything you can say in five pages can typically be trimmed down to a chocked full page, which makes the casual reader far more interested. Just a rant of mine as I sit here belaboring my points for a five page paper on Peter Fritzsche's Germans Into Nazis. Anyone else agree with my general sentiment?